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Title: Medicine and Space: Body, Surroundings and Borders in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Author: Baker, Patricia A Han Nijdam, Karine van't Land (eds)
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2011
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004216099
Volumes: 1; Pages: 456
List Price in Cloth: $212.00 Our price: $179.99
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This volume contributes to medical history in Antiquity and the Middle Ages by significantly widening our understandings of health and treatment through the theme of space . The fundamental question about how space was conceived by different groups of people in these periods has been used to demonstrate the multi-variant understandings of the body and its functions, illness and treatment, and the surrounding natural and built environments in relation to health. The subject is approached from a variety of source materials: medical, philosophical and religious literature, archaeological remains and artistic reproductions. By taking a multi-disciplinary approach to the subject the volume offers new interpretations and methodologies to medical history in the periods in question.